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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Times are Changing!

Thank you my lovely friends,

I thank you so much for all your concerns and thoughtful comments on my family's safety and well-being due to Hurricane Irene. I truly appreciated all your wishes and ideas!

Boy, fall is indeed coming. Look at all the changes around here. I have been decorating for this transition!

                                           Apples, hydrangea, sunflowers, mums, mat

Trees are starting to change also, have not taken any pictures yet! It has still been raining, but not at the moment. Thankfully!!

I had the "best" day yesterday.  I am normally scheduled to work on Wednesday, but my day was cancelled by the office I work in. So instead of pouting and complaining I got to go shopping with my daughters. They were not what made my day that special though (but of course I loved seeing them).....it was my granddaughter "A" who we went shopping for. Today was her 1st day of kindergarten! Hard to take in, but so great to buy her some school clothes and have her pick them out. She definitely knows what she likes, and you know what she has good taste. My daughter sent a phone photo and she looks so adorable. Here are few pictures from yesterdays shopping spree and lunch out at Rainforest Cafe.

                                            That's "A" so big for Kindergarten today!

Here are some of my personal purchases

Books, I love books, The Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen is the best children's book. I love to have books at the house for when the little girls come, pretty bowls (portion control), and my dessert, cupcake injected with vanilla ice cream!     ❤YUMMY❤

So it was quite the day. I left at 8 am and returned home 8:30 pm. Four and a half hours were driving, but it was so worth it. I would do it again in a heartbeat!

Thanks for stopping in and visiting. Love to see you and your messages. Be back soon. Take care and smile lots.


Jack would say hi and good bye BUT look what he's doing and the position!

                                                          Wish I could be that relaxed


  1. What a lovely, lovely outing! Our lab mix lays the same way in her kennel. I will get up at night and she is on her back, all four paws in the air, snoring!!!

  2. It's always nice to spend time with your children and grandchildren are so much fun, looks like you had a lovely day.
    lily x

  3. Those are the best days Robin, even with 4 hours driving. I hope your grandaughter loves school.The day off work was such good timing wasn't it.Love all your pretty photos. Times are certainly changing here too, conkers are falling like rain! Have a lovely weekend,
    Jane x

  4. Oh bless that's such a milestone in a childs life. She does indeed look gorgeous.
    Love those bowls Robin! So pretty.
    So glad you are all safe, I was on my holidays when the huricane happened and I did think about you.

  5. What a great day, and I bet little "A" loved that you were there to help her get ready for her big day. Jack looks happy and relaxed now that you are home. Happy weekend,

  6. What a great day out! And how lovely that you unexpectedly got to go on the shopping trip! I love the things you bought, the book looks good, and the bowls are so pretty. I hope 'A' enjoyed her first day in kindergarten!
    Have a happy weekend Robin.
    Helen x

  7. So nice to spend some time with your grandaughter, I'm sure she will love school!
    Love all your purchases. :)
    And yes, autumn is definitely on it's way!!
    Vivienne x

  8. What a lovely day you had, Robin!

    Those surprise days with loved ones usually turn out being the very best! I love your shopping too, and how adorable is that little (big! school-girl!) girl in her new gear, too!

    Have a wonderful weekend, it's not raining here at this very minute so I am running outside with my nephew...to play with colorful and falling leaves! It's definitely autumn here too!


  9. Hi Robin,

    Sounds like a wonderful day. There is almost nothing better than a day with the girls, especially one who is about to start kindergarten!
    Are your bowls from Anthropologie? They are super cute :)

  10. How nice to spend a day with your girls.. lucky. Tomorrow is our last day to spend with my granddaughters.. we're taking them to dinner while my daughter packs the last of their things.. the mover comes at 8:30 am on Monday.. Tuesday... they fly 2000 miles away. ::deep breath::

  11. It's so nice to have an impromptu day out like that!

    Pomona x